SINGAPORE – Local celebrities and VIPs from around the region turned up in full force last week at Bvlgari’s High Jewellery Trunk Show at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome to marvel at the Italian jeweller’s finest creations.
The travelling four-day exhibition kicked off with a dinner and runway show on March 8, with stars such as actress Zoe Tay and model Iman Fandi. Singapore was its first stop in South-east Asia.
Fifty of the 158 sumptuous pieces were watches, while the rest were haute jewellery, crafted from some of the world’s rarest and most precious materials.
They included the Serpenti, the iconic motif that has adorned some of the house’s most dazzling pieces, earning it a cult following since the 1940s.
One of the show’s highlights was the Bvlgari Imperial Spinel, a $25-million platinum necklace dripping in diamonds and emeralds. Its centrepiece is a single 131-carat spinel mined from the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.
Six noteworthy pieces
1. The High Jewelry Serpenti necklace in pink gold is encrusted with emeralds and diamonds.
2. The High Jewelry Serpenti necklace in yellow gold features mother of pearl, an oval cabochon mandarin garnet and diamonds.
3. The Bvlgari Serpenti secret watch is crafted in gold with diamonds and rubelites. The dial is hidden inside the serpent’s mouth, which can be opened by holding down the forked tongue.
4. The Bvlgari Imperial Spinel necklace comprises diamonds, emeralds and a 131-carat spinel.
5. The Bvlgari Poncho Necklace in pink gold blends diamonds with colourful stones like amethysts, tourmalines and chalcedony beads.
6. Bvlgari’s Diamond Swan necklace combines brilliant-cut diamonds with translucent mother of pearl.